Radio: The New Shows

Amos 'n' Andy (Thurs. 8:30 p.m., CBS-TV) reaches television as a half-hour filmed show after a talent search that took four years. Heading the cast of characters originally created in blackface by Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden in a quartercentury of radio shows: ex-Vaudevillian Tim Moore as the posturing Kingfish; ex-Teacher Spencer Williams as Andy; Actor (Anna Lucasta) Alvin Childress as Amos, the taxi tycoon. The opening show served up the most rudimentary of plots (the Kingfish gets a draft notice by .mistake), but embellished it with slapstick situations reminiscent of the better two-reel comedies of silent movie days. The dialogue...

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